Hate Radio: award-winning co-production returns for Kwibuka 29

A new production of the award-winning play ‘Hate Radio’ by acclaimed Swiss theatre director Milo Rau is to be staged at the Battersea Arts Centre in London this April during Kwibuka 29 - the 29th commemoration period marking the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Running from 19th to 22nd April, the intensively researched [...]

2023-04-07T10:28:10+01:00April 6th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Central African Republic: leveraging cultural week for peacebuilding

Cultural Week in the Central African Republic provided the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding team in Bangui with an  opportunity to leverage engagement in cultural activities to deliver peace and values education, formally and informally. Between February 13th and 18th, the team delivered three peacebuilding programmes. In the first, hundreds of community leaders took part in a [...]

2023-04-07T09:30:29+01:00March 15th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Kim Simon: a legacy of testimony and learning

Kim Simon - formerly Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation - has passed away following a battle with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare degenerative disease. “We are heartbroken that Kim Simon is no longer with us,” says Aegis CEO Dr James Smith. “Kim was a dedicated and brilliant partner and colleague of the Aegis [...]

2023-03-02T07:29:05+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Young people acquire skills and knowledge on Peace and Values Education

A three-day Youth Champions workshop on Peace and Values Education was held by Aegis at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the first week of February, bringing together 25 young people from Kigali and its surroundings. They acquired knowledge about the path to violence, the path to peace, advocacy, being an upstander, leadership, project development, gender [...]

2023-02-23T11:38:11+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

James Smith, CEO Aegis Trust On the eve of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Rwandan students gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to take part in a conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish, listening to his testimony and asking questions about his experience (click here to watch the full conversation). Emil was welcomed by [...]

2023-02-23T12:06:40+00:00January 26th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Countess of Wessex visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

On 5th October, Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial accompanied by Lord Tariq Ahmad to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. They were guided through the Memorial’s permanent exhibitions, and laid wreaths at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the genocide [...]

2022-11-23T08:50:54+00:00October 6th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis marks International Peace Day 2022

The Aegis Trust has joined colleagues and partners around the World in marking International Peace Day 2022 – the theme for which is ‘End Racism. Build Peace.’ In the words of the UN Secretary General; “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and the everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver [...]

2022-09-27T10:41:32+01:00September 21st, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Aegis Trust joins institutions across the World condemning Russian war crimes in Ukraine

In response to the reports of mass graves and acts of brutality against Ukrainian citizens by Russian armed forces, the Aegis Trust has joined Holocaust Museums from four countries - including its sister organisation, the UK National Holocaust Centre - raising their voices together to speak out. In a joint statement, the organisations condemn these [...]

2022-04-12T15:29:50+01:00April 12th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Weak international response to Bosnia crisis: Aljazeera Balkans interview with Aegis CEO

The following is an English translation of an interview conducted with Aegis CEO Dr James Smith by Ibrahim Sofić for Aljazeera Balkans, first published by Aljazeera in BHS here. Ibrahim Sofić: Nationalism, separatism, fascism and other "isms" are very present in BiH and for many the situation is very similar to that of the 1990s. [...]

2022-01-18T19:27:30+00:00January 18th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bangui airlift appeal: first food delivery lands in besieged city

Thanks to fundraisers and donors supporting its appeal to airlift food to Bangui (https://www.aegistrust.org/donate/), the Aegis Trust has today flown its first delivery of food into the besieged capital of the Central African Republic. Home to some 900,000 people, Bangui is larger than Amsterdam, Jerusalem or San Francisco - and has been cut off by [...]

2021-03-07T19:50:08+00:00March 7th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments